Saturday, 26 November 2011

Back to other things

Our Art n Soul group over at Flickr has periodic challenges and the last one for this year was to make a Bookmark.

The group is an International one so setting challenges for swaps is quite hard as we can't make anything that will cost a fortune to post.
The bookmarks were going to be swapped randomly between the group as Christmas presents and  I also added a second challenge of a Christmas tag to accompany your bookmark so the recipient had something to open!
Never one to set simple tasks I also told the group they had to have lace somewhere on their project.
The closing date is 30th November and here I am with only the darn bookmark finished!
I'll set to tomorrow and get the tag done but thought for now I'd better blog the bookmark as even though it's on the Flickr group's photostream we always upload onto our blogs if we have one as well.

The bookmark measures about 6" long and is linen textured 'Paris Night's paper on thin but strong mountboard.
The image was printed onto cotton fabric and stitched to the paper.
I added some scraps of lace from my bits box which I stitched by machine and hand.

The printed ribbon seemed quite fitting for a bookmark as I think reading is such a great thing - there's nothing better than burying your head into a book and losing yourself in a story - so these times when you can escape into another world and not worry about everyday life for a short time are definitely moments to be treasured!

It's been quite a while since I made anything other than cards and even though I was panicking a bit because I had so little time left to complete my own challenge (LOL), I quite enjoyed assembling this!

There's a couple of challenges that my little bookmark will fit -
Fussy and Fancy - Make a Gift
Dutch Dare - Recipe - Ribbon, Image, Layers
Papercrafting Journey - Anything Goes


Jackie said...

A wonderful bookmark and I have no doubt the tag will be equally impressive :o)
Jackie xx

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Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Viv. WOW, this is so beautiful and very classy. I love it. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Lee said...

WOW.Would love this meself Lol,sooo Beautiful.xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

An absolutely beautiful bookmark Viv.
Kevin xx

Maureen said...

lost for words Vivienne - it's beautiful - Has it got my name on it do you think??

coops said...

wow this is beautiful viv.i love the vintage image and lace :D

xx coops xx

Jan said...

Sorry Maureen.... this one is for ME!!!! Beautiful work Viv xxx

SusanLotus said...

Very beautiful!

Suzie McFloozy said...

I think this is possibly the most beautiful bookmark I have ever seen - and I really want to try printing onto fabric x
Thanks so much for sharing it with us at papercrafting journey & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo